Ink Pen by Phil Dunlap for August 22, 2010
hamhock: hey, ralston--"which came first, the chicken or the egg?" Ralston: An interesting conundrum, hamhock! first, let's assme the egg in question is a "chicken's egg", which we will define as an egg that is laid by a chicken...then, let's establish that the chicken's direct evolutionary ancestor was not, technically a "chicken." and since that ancestor laid the egg from which the first chicken" hatched, that egg was not, by definition, a "chicken's egg." ralston: Therefore it is not the egg in question, which means it was the chicken that came first! Woman: here's the egg...the chicken will be another minute, sweetheart... hamhock: don't you ever get tired of being wrong?